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    Cinema Lumière, via Azzogardino 65/A Bologna

    Thursday october 6th, 2011
    Artocracy in Tunisia Inside out - Episode 1

    Artocracy in Tunisia Inside out - Episode 1

    Alastair Siddons | 2011 | Tunisia | 14’

    Six photographers have traveled all around the country and they have taken 100 photo-portraits to represent the diversity of Tunisians: men and women, young and elders, people from the North, South, East and West, rich and poor, public functionaries, managers, factory workers, farmers and jobless. With these photos they made huge posters and then they stuck them up in strategic places of Tunisia. Those places were symbol of the power of Ben Ali (such as the parliament or the presidential building). It was an amazing event for a country that just before has put up only dictator’s portraits.
    Artocracy in Tunisia is a project by JR, started by Slim Zeghai and Marco Berrebi, and it was made with a group of six photographers: Sophia Baraket, Rania Dourai, Wissal Dargueche, Aziz Tnani, Hichem Driss and Hela Ammar.
    Since last year JR won the TED price, he decided to turn the world inside out and thousands of people have taken part to one of the bigger projects of participatory art, InsideOut. The documental Artocracy in Tunisia InsideOut – the first Episode witnesses to the first step of this amazing project.